Lomotil (atropine and diphenoxylate) is a mixture of two drugs that together form an antidiarrheal medication. It prevents spasms in the muscles of the gut and bladder by relaxing them, and treats diarrhea by slowing the function of the bowel.
Lomotil comes in the forms of tablet and oral liquid. The liquid form should be measured carefully to ensure the correct
Lomotil may be prescribed for diarrhea caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other conditions.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next dose should be taken soon, just take that dose. Don't double up, or take more than one dose at a time.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any of the following conditions:
Serious side effects of Lomotil include dizziness or drowsiness. Most side effects are not common but can can include blurred vision, dryness
Lomotil may interact with the following medications:
Lomotil is not known to interact with any foods. People taking Lomotil should avoid alcoholic drinks as the two together could have an increased sedative effect. Take care to avoid alcohol from unexpected sources, such as over the counter cough suppressants or cold products (Nyquil, for example).
The FDA has classified Lomotil as a type C drug. The effect that Lomotil has on an unborn child is unknown. Lomotil should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed. Notify the prescribing doctor if you become pregnant while taking Lomotil. It is not known if Lomotil passes into breast milk.
Under the supervision of a physician, Lomotil can be used long-term, but dependency could be an issue.